Newsletter #76

The sixth and final concert of the season will be given by Joanna MacGregor and Brighton Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble on Sunday 19th March at 11.00am at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA), University of Sussex.

PROGRAMME (English Landscapes)
Rebecca Clarke: Two Pieces for String Quartet:  Comodo e amabile (Comfortable and gentle) and Poem (1924)

Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.15

– Interval –

Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor Op.84 (1918)

Ruth Rogers violin
Nicky Sweeney violin
Caroline Harrison viola
Peter Adams cello
Joanna MacGregor piano

Programme notes by Helen Simpson, Guy Richardson and Chris Darwin can be found at and can be printed off as a pdf file.

Tickets are available from the Brighton Dome Box Office (01273 709709) or online at (£18.50, concessions £16). Tickets for individual concerts are also available from ACCA on the day.
Tickets for those aged 8 to 25 are free under the Cavatina Scheme. More information is available at .

2023/24 SEASON
We do not yet have details of dates or performers for the 2023/24 season but arrangements are underway. As soon as we have details we will send a further newsletter.

The AGM was held on 28 February 2023. An account of what was discussed has been posted on our website at

The calendar at contains information about other chamber music events in the area. You might want to note the following in particular.

24 March Nicholas Yonge Society concert by the Arcadia Quartet w. Katya Apekisheva (piano)
25 March Haywards Health Music Society, Ryan Drucker (piano)
22 April Haywards Heath Music Society, Lawrence Olsworth-Peter (tenor), Lucy Cronin (soprano), Ed Bussey (piano)
22 April Start of Glynde Place Concert Series (see below)
23 April Seaford Music Society, Family Concert: Dream Haven, a story concert for children and adults
14 May Seaford Music Society, guitarist Craig Ogden playing works by Bach, Coste, Scarlatti, Rodrigo, Sinesi and Villa-Lobos

The Glynde Place Concert Series, started in 2014 to bring musicians from the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists’ scheme to Sussex, begins on April 22. Details are available at

Lunchtime concerts continue at the Chapel Royal and Unitarian churches in Brighton as do early afternoon concerts at St Nicholas Church, Brighton.

The Brighton Festival runs 6-28 May and has much to tempt lovers of chamber music, including some splendid lunchtime concerts and a performance by the Takács Quartet at Glyndebourne on Sunday, 7 May. Tickets on sale from the Brighton Dome box office (see above).

The directory lists local amateur chamber musicians and is designed to help amateur chamber music players make contact with each other, be they string, piano or wind players. It is protected by a shared password. If you would like to gain access to it or make or amend an entry, please email Chris Darwin.
A specimen entry can be seen at

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